Joseph T. Wills

  • Born: September 13, 1949
  • Died: August 21, 2019
  • Location: S.W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

JOSEPH T. WILLS, AGE 69, OF Southwest Philadelphia passed away at home on August 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Rosemarie (nee Blarsky); dear father of Mellisa Russell (Gary); dear brother of William Wills, Beverly Gallozzi and Peggy Zelinski also survived by three grandchildren Jackson, Mia Grace and Zachary and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joe was a longtime employee of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and an active member of AFSCME 1971 where he was a longtime Union Representative. An avid Philadelphia sports fan he was an Eagles season ticket holder going to games since Franklin Field, he enjoyed every season and was thrilled to see the Eagles bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia. Joe worked at The Morton School in Southwest Phila. once he retired as a liaison between the parents and the principal and was very involved with the students.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood. Followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. Int. Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. Friends may call at Cavanagh's Sunday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Joe at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Joe's passion and love the Eagles was exciting to experience. May sweet memories comfort you during this difficult time. I pray the God of peace surround with his love and joy in the days ahead.

Posted by Carolyn Terry - Philadelphia, PA   August 26, 2019

John R McLaughlin with deepest sympathy

Posted by John McLaughlin McLaughlin - Philadelphia, PA - Neighbor   August 26, 2019

It was a pleasure to work with Joe. Me and Joe were the first Parent Ombudsman's to be hired back in October 2008. Joe was awesome to work with and will be missed by all.

Posted by Jason Mango - Norristown, PA - Coworker   August 25, 2019

Posted by Jack Singer - Phila, PA - Friend   August 23, 2019

Dear Rosie & Family,It is with shock & sorrow on the passing of Joe.I found out from Jerry Troutner via text.I dovwush that we were in touch over the years,I don't know whatever happened.I will keep all of you in prayer,& have sent a memorial donation to the Diabetes foundation In Joe's memory.I'm not sure if i'l be able to make services,as my health isn't what it used to be.Again,my deepest condolences Rose,&?Family.

Posted by Jack Singer - Phila, PA - Friend   August 23, 2019

Rose, We are deeply sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our prayers are with you. We are deeply saddened.

Posted by Janice & Anthony DiProspero - Friend   August 23, 2019

So sorry to hear about Joe and praying you're ok. Enjoyed the outings we had the past few years and hope we'll continue to do so.He's in my prayers. The Eagles are rooting for him.

Posted by Marion Hetzel - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   August 23, 2019

Mr & Mr Thomas Harding

Posted by Thomas Harding - Bear, DE - Friend   August 22, 2019

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